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Yang Jiechi Holds Telephone Talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

On February 21, 2017, State Councilor Yang Jiechi held telephone talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at request.

Yang Jiechi expressed that President Xi Jinping held telephone talks with President Donald Trump not long ago, and reached important consensus on safeguarding the political foundation of China-US relations and advancing bilateral exchanges and cooperation in various fields, which lays a foundation for the development of bilateral relations in the next stage. It is hoped that both sides could make joint efforts to, based on the spirit from the talks between both heads of state, uphold the principles of no conflict, no confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, enhance exchanges at high-level and all levels, expand practical cooperation in various fields and properly handle sensitive issues, so as to push China-US relations for continuous development.

Rex Tillerson noted that the US and China are both important countries in the world. Bilateral cooperation not only conforms to the interests of both countries, but also is beneficial for regional and world peace, stability, development and prosperity. Recently, leaders of both countries held important telephone talks with fruitful outcomes. The US side is willing to, together with China, continue to reinforce mutual trust in a bid to push forward the development of bilateral relations.

Both sides also exchanged views on some international and regional issues.

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